Tag Archives: Insect Management

Defining IPM

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As we move into the season, we often think in terms of preventive treatments versus reactive treatments to address agronomic issues and pests. In reality, we use both approaches. This is in part based on logistical constraints and the ability to be timely with inputs to correct a problem. We also may need to incorporate effective practices that prevent or ... Read More »

No Rest For The Weary

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The first workday after the time changed back to daylight savings, my husband came home and plopped down into his easy chair without saying a word. This was not his standard behavior. Usually, he comes in, greets me, maybe we talk a few minutes, and then he’s back out the door and off to the barn to work around the ... Read More »

Product News And An Online Tool

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Virtual peanut production meetings are nearly complete in preparation for the 2021 planting season. Although this format is not good for stocking up on pens, pads, hats and the yearly rain gauge, it is still useful for relaying needed information to start the crop year. Here are a couple of news items I learned recently. The first is a useful ... Read More »

EPA registers low-use-rate insecticide from FMC

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Vantacor insect control from FMC Corp. for use on an array of crops including soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, potatoes, sweet corn, sugarcane and onions. Vantacor is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr branded active, which offers long residual control of Lepidopteran pests. The actual active ingredient is chlorantraniliprole, an Insect Resistance Action Committee ... Read More »

UGA Southeast REC hosts annual field day online Aug. 12

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University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management of row crops as well as plant ... Read More »

New Products

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FMC Launches Elevest Insecticide The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently granted FMC Corp. registration for Elevest insect control in a broad range of crops including peanuts, soybeans, sweet corn, cotton and potatoes. The new insecticide combines full rates of Rynaxypyr active ingredient for lepidopteran control with full rates of bifenthrin, a pyrethroid. According to FMC, Elevest insect con-trol provides growers ... Read More »

EPA registers FMC premix insecticide

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Elevest insecticide from FMC Corp. for use on several crops, including cotton, soybeans, sweet corn, peanut and potatoes. The product is a premix of the full rate of Rynaxypyr — the brand name for chlorantraniliprole — and a full rate of the pyrethroid, bifenthrin. Together, they offer growers fast knockdown as well as ... Read More »

Rootworm On The Rise

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This damaging pest is typically found in heavier-textured soils with more moisture. • By Amanda Huber • The southern corn rootworm is an emerging insect pest in Georgia, according to University of Georgia Extension entomologist Mark Abney. The adult stage, the spotted cucumber beetle, is easily identified. The immature stage is not and may go undetected until peanuts are graded ... Read More »

A Positive Distraction

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The best thing about Peanut Grower magazine this month might be that it offers a respite from the constant flow of COVID-19 news. Other than a news brief on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and a mention here and there, this issue is all about peanut production and marketing, as it should be. In “White Mold Warning” ... Read More »